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Question: Are Botnets Afraid of ASICs?
Yes, hijacked GPUs are now outdated - 27 (73%)
Yes, but for another reason - 2 (5.4%)
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February 15, 2013, 12:31:06 AM
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so, if i ran a botnet friendly pool, what fee would i be able to charge?  5%?  10%?

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February 15, 2013, 04:27:03 AM
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so, if i ran a botnet friendly pool, what fee would i be able to charge?  5%?  10%?

Fun Question.

10 or 12 percent I imagine.

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